Send me a pic? Three sessions for 12-14 year olds on issues around nude image sharing

Send me a pic? is a brand new Thinkuknow education resource on the consensual and non-consensual sharing of nude images among young people.

Send me a pic? has been developed in response to learning from our Digital Romance (2017) research into young people’s relationships online, and through extensive collaboration with young people across the UK.

The resource pack contains three sessions plans based on short film clips. Each clip shows a fictional online chat where young people request, receive and discuss issues related to nude images.

Send me a pic? has been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark, demonstrating that it supports safe and effective teaching practice and meets the PSHE Association’s ‘Ten principles of effective PSHE education’.

What young people will learn

Send me a pic? starts a positive, supportive dialogue with young people around nude image sharing, at an age where research shows they are becoming aware of, and affected by, such issues.

Send me a pic? helps young people:

  • identify healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviours
  • explore the positive role technology can play in relationships
  • identify and respond to manipulation, pressure and coercion
  • critique harmful social norms around nude image sharing in groups
  • identify ways young people can support their peers, and
  • develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to seek help if they need it.

The three sessions cover the following topics:

Session 1 –   Identifying healthy and unhealthy relationships

Session 2 –  Nudes in relationships

Session 3 –  When nudes get shared around

The theme and learning outcomes for each session are informed by the latest research, intelligence from the NCA, input from academic specialists, and extensive engagement with young people themselves. 

Our approach

Like all Thinkuknow resources, Send me a pic? has been developed on the basis of our five values for safe, effective online safety education.

  1. Safeguarding first.
  2. Approach from the perspective of the child.
  3. Promote dialogue and understanding.
  4. Empower and enable children..
  5. Never frighten or scare-monger.
  6. Challenge victim-blaming attitudes.

If you are interested in learning more about the evidence base for this and similar approaches, we recommend you read the research report ‘Key Principles of Effective Preventative Education’, downloadable from www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals.

How to use Send me a pic?  

Send me a pic? is designed to be delivered through structured sessions in schools, youth groups and other settings. It is therefore not suitable for home learning. In schools, it should be embedded in the Relationships and Sex Education curriculum. 

Send me a pic? should be delivered over three consecutive weeks, the sessions can be delivered to classroom-sized groups, smaller groups or on a one-to-one-basis.

Asset list

  • Send me a pic? resource pack, including three session plans and worksheets
  • 1 x curriculum links mapping document (resource pack appendix) for the 4 nations
  • 3 x Send me a pic? session slides, including 7 short film clips
  • 1 x factsheet on Send me a pic? and nude image sharing for parents and carers
  • 1 x CPD presentation for professionals on delivering Send me a pic? safely and effectively